Heal With Haldi: Turmeric Milk Recipe

Turmeric offers many health benefits.  It has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.  It is used to relieve swelling and pain due to headaches and wounds and it also possesses anti-bacterial properties, so it prevents infections and heals wounds.

Turmeric soothes the mind so it is ideal to drink 1-2 hours after dinner when you prepare for sleep.

Golden Milk Recipe

½ tsp. turmeric
1 pinch nutmeg
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cardamo
1-2 grinds pepper
1 cup organic milk (or almond milk)
½ Tbsp. coconut oil or organic ghee
organic raw honey or 100% natural maple syrup to taste

Slowly heat the milk with all spices over the stove.  When heated enough, remove from the stove, add oil or ghee, honey or maple syrup to taste.  If you use honey, wait till the drink is not hot, so you keep healthy properties of honey.

Jitka Robinson, ALC is a NAMA ­registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor, holistic health and lifestyle coach, Kripalu yoga teacher, and certified Reiki therapist. It is her passion to blend Ayurveda, yoga and Reiki in her Ayurvedic consulting practice, holistic health coaching, and group educational workshops to make the healthy lifestyle and diet accessible to others. Jitka specializes in disease prevention, chronic stress and anxiety management, women’s health, digestive disorders, weight management, and seasonal cleanses.


  1. Hi there, I am pregnant in my first month. Can I take turmeric milk recipe above everyday? I see that it is 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Is it safe for me to drink one to two cups per day? So that is about 1 teaspoon turmeric powder per day. Thanks

  2. any turmeric

    • The Ayurveda Experience

      Hi Patty,
      It’s good to use Turmeric powder in a Turmeric Milk recipe. Just be sure it’s not expired or too old. Fresher is better. 🙂

  3. Where is the black pepper where is the oil you need to make turmeric into a paste if you are truly a Ayurvedic you should know all of this

    • Hello D,

      Thank you for asking about turmeric paste. I am more than pleased to share the recipe for this wonderful Ayurvedic treat below:

      Try this paste as a delicious topping on your toast. Combine 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric, 1/4 cup of raw honey, pinch of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of unrefined coconut oil in a bowl. Stir until smooth and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes about 8-10 servings.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.


  4. I was given to understand that adding ghee or oil to milk will make you put on weigh? Please clarify if this is correct. Thank you.

    • Hello Aparna,
      This is a great question. And it really depends on many factors. May I suggest for you to see an Ayurvedic practitioner who would work with you in person and address this further?

    • mm

      Hi Aparna, It depends upoon the condition of your ‘digestive fire which ocntrols your metabolism and also your inherent dosha type or Prakriti as it is called. In case of weak digestive fire and Kapha dominant Prakriti, adding ghee or oil to the milk makes it heavy to digest and that can make one h=gain weight. But it will be beneficial ofr Vata dominant to a great extent as well as to a Pitta dominant person.

  5. Hi there and thanks for this interesting and important post.I really enjoy your post Really its amazing.

  6. Does Turmeric affect your kidney’s at all. I know a lady that only has one kidney. She has broken several bones in her body and has metal all up and down her spine. She cries because she is in so much pain. Do you think Turmeric would help her at all and would it affect that kidney. That is what her doctor told her.

    • The Ayurveda Experience

      Turmeric according to Ayurveda is anti inflammatory and is good for skin and blood disorders. A lot of research has been done on its benefits as well as possible side effects. We advise your friend to go by her doctor’s advice on this matter.


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